Wharram Builders and Friends

A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts

Hans Hammig
  • Male
  • Brits NW Province
  • South Africa
Share on Facebook MySpace

Hans Hammig's Friends

  • Graham Anley
  • Arthur Little
  • David Bennett
  • Anne de Robz
  • paul anderson
  • Chris Bretter
  • clif high
  • Emma Hill
  • dennis schneider

Hans Hammig's Groups

Hans Hammig's Discussions

Photos - add information, please

The pictures posted on the Photo page are a great source of information. However, much more could be told with a few added words.Why do we look at the same semi finished hull from different angles?…Continue

Started Mar 22, 2011

Gifts Received


Hans Hammig has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift


Hans Hammig's Page

Profile Information

I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tangaroa Mk IV
Country, City, and State?
South Africa, North West Province
About me or us?
see website www,phefo.com

Hans Hammig's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Hans Hammig's Blog

Wharram with two masts on each hull, schooner configuration

We are speaking here of un-stayed masts buried in the hulls, carrying junk sails of moderate size. 4 sails of 15 m2 make 60 m2, while it needs 30 m2 sails on two masts, or the same on one mast. High aspect ratio, that means a square sail of 6 x 2.75m with 8 battens and 4 sheets, built very light. Reefing for heavy weather by binding 2 battens together, so stiffening the sail (reefing from the top).

Well, I have done and tested it. Broke 4 test masts in the process (glass/epoxy).

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 3:52pm

Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 1:00pm on March 24, 2011, Anne de Robz said…
Hi Hans, we are busy building our Wharram inspired tribal canoe at ZLC. Look us up sometime ask for the yacht- Sea Shoes
At 11:02pm on March 24, 2011, paul anderson said…
hey hans hoe gaan dit? what part of the northwest are you?
At 10:11pm on March 25, 2011, paul anderson said…
hans as a young fella my dad i went hunting up that way as well as thabazimbi.god i miss the african bush and the smell of woodsmoke.
At 9:41am on March 27, 2011, David Bennett said…

Hi Hans


I am not there at the moment which kinda sucks - gotta earn a bit of money before I take her sailing. Are you local or cruising?

At 11:42am on March 27, 2011, Chris Bretter said…
Hi Hans, No problem just drop me a line.Regards Chris
At 12:26am on August 29, 2011, Anne de Robz said…

Hi Hans, It was a pleasure to show you SeaShoes. The storms were fierce but we did not suffer damage- although we had to help some other yachties to ovoid the worst of it.  Please send us your contact details as we would appreciate information regarding the long shafts for oiur outboard motors.


At 1:49pm on August 29, 2011, Hans Hammig said…

Hi Anne, You find my email address on www.phefo.com

I have sent some details to Jannie, otherwise just email me and I will send you some links for the long shafts.

At 1:12am on March 25, 2012, Arthur Little said…

Hi Hans!  My build is coming along rather slowly.  Had decided last year Nov to purchase a tiki 26 with a friend, Rob Stuart-Hill.  We bought Jabberwock from Etienne deKock in Cape Town, and I towed her through to Durban three weeks ago.  Currently doing cosmetic maintenance while we wait for a mooring.  Keen to go sailing!

At 6:12pm on August 18, 2012, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…

Hans goodday, how u doin.

I have read ur posting about the mast being made of plastic sewage pipe,

can u pleez supply more info on the construction of the masts. Especially how u got the epoxy & glass to stick to the plastic. I am thinking of sumthing along the same line, using ridgid plastic pipes that fit into each other with a very close tolerence.  

Thanx Iain

At 1:58pm on August 19, 2012, Hans Hammig said…

Hello Iain, The pipes are of the expensive tough plastic that does not break. 90 mm diameter. I cut the connection pieces off and glued the pipes together with with structural epoxy putty. Then put an electric cable outside, then glassfibre and epoxy outside, always a full sheet 130 cm wide and full length of mast (ca. 9m), which I rolled tightly around the pipe. I had sanded the pipe with 60 grid. I used 200g/m2 weave and 600g?m2 weave in layers of full length and width, a total of 10 kg Matrix Eopxy and 20 kg glass per mast. I post cured be packing the mast in black bags and placing in the Sun for two days. It was a monumental effort. Thickness of the laminate is about 9 mm.

Regards, Hans

You need to be a member of Wharram Builders and Friends to add comments!

Join Wharram Builders and Friends


© 2024   Created by Budget Boater.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service